Style Guide

1. Footnotes cannot be used. Referencing must occur in-text as outlined below.

2. All statements of fact or opinion (unless it is the author’s own opinion) should be referenced as outlined below.

3. On the rare occasion that facts are based on the author’s experience and are not independently verifiable by published documents, please include an italicised sentence at the very start of the post as follows:

          The information contained in this post is based on the author’s field experience

4. If a source is accessible on the internet (news stories, reports, judgments etc), it is enough to include a hyperlink. There is no need for example to include an AGLC compliant citation for a UN Document that can be accessed by hyperlink. The hyperlink should be embedded in an appropriate word or words in the sentence. However, if the source is, for instance, a long report and it would be difficult for a reader to locate the origin of the information, it is appropriate to include a short reference in brackets that includes the author or organisations name, the title of the document, the date of the document, and a pinpoint reference (eg UNHCR, Report on Stateless Persons (5 July 2002), [55]). In this case, the hyperlink should be embedded in the title of the document (ie Report on Stateless Persons). The pinpoint should refer to paragraphs (where possible) by using square brackets. If this is not possible, please refer to a page number as follows: p 5.

5. If referring to a book, please include a hyperlink to the specific edition of that book on The format of the citation should be as per paragraph 1 and a citation should be included. For example: (Ian Brownlie, Principles of International Law (2008), p 389)

6. If a source is not otherwise available (notably some journal articles), the referencing should be AGLC compliant.

7. If you wish to create short title for something, the format is ‘Full Title (Short Title)’. All subsequent references should then use the short title.